Dedicated Energy Crops and Competition for Agricultural Land

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

by Ron Sands, Scott Malcolm, Shellye Suttles, and Elizabeth Marshall, USDA Economic Research Service What Is the Issue? Dedicated energy crops, such as switchgrass in the United States, are viewed as potential renewable feedstocks for liquid fuels or bioelectricity. However, markets do not presently exist for large-scale use of this resource. This study examines three policy scenarios that could create …

Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet Feb. 14-Tickets Now on Sale

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Tickets are on sale for the 38th annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet on Feb. 14, which will honor four inductees who have made invaluable contributions to Florida agriculture. The banquet, which each year celebrates the accomplishments of industry leaders who have served in research, education and business, is held in the Special Events Center at the Florida State …

UF/IFAS Researcher to Lead $1 Million Study to Increase Global Wheat Production

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Wheat

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher will lead a nearly $1 million project to increase worldwide wheat yield potential to help feed an anticipated 9.5 billion people globally by the year 2050. To do this, Md Ali Babar, a UF/IFAS agronomy assistant professor and his team of researchers, hope to increase the harvest index from …

American Drivers Surpass 500 Million Miles on E15

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The most tested fuel on the road has fueled more than 500 million miles for American motorists Growth Energy announced that the most tested fuel in history, E15, has reached a remarkable milestone. Based on sales and consumption data reported over the past 12 months by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have more than 500 million miles …